Tomorrow on “The Martha Stewart Show” tune in to get prepared for Easter. They are having an egg-cellent celebration, and there will be tons of how to decorating ideas being shared. Learn how to create the project on the cover of Martha Stewart Living’s April issue. It’s pictured above, and was created using Mod Podge. Check your local listings to find out when “The Martha Stewart Show” will air in your area. You definitely will not want to miss this episode. Enjoy!
What do you use your home office for? This may sound like a strange question, but believe it or not many people do not use their office as an office. Some use this room as an extra storage space, an extra bedroom, or a hobby room. Many people who craft take their office, and convert it into a craft room. Depending on the extent you craft, you may or may not need your own room designated to your hobby. However if your craft supplies are exploding throughout your home, then you may want to think about housing all your supplies in one place. In case you are looking for some creative ways to design a craft room, we can help. Take a look at this lovely room from Better Homes and Gardens. I love how it is so bright, and organized. Everything has its own place, and many items are color coordinated. To see more craft room design inspiration check out our Pinterest board.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #633 Baby Pink, #2586 Buttercream, #513 Cayman Blue, #684 Medium Orange
Check out this fun craft video from, The Red Velvet Workshop. In this video they will show you how to create a fun and creative yearbook votive. This craft is very unique. I have never seen anything quite like it. You will need a mason jar, yearbook, and some Mod Podge. Enjoying watching.
Have you experienced a cold and dreary winter? If so, then I know you are already looking forward to spring. Well if you are looking to get ahead on your springtime crafts, here is a great project you can create. This Hello Spring Wreath was created by Angie from, The Country Chic Cottage. To create this project you will need several supplies including, some scrapbook paper, folkart paint, and a wreath. Click here to see a step by step tutorial on how to make this project. I love this wreath, because you can’t help but smile when you see it. It is so festive, and fun. A great way to welcome spring.
As you already know the craft industry is very trend focused, and these trends change from year to year. Whether you craft as a hobby or for your business, it’s very important to stay up to date on what’s in. We here at Plaid want to keep you in the know. Here is another trend you need to know, Polka dots are back! Can you believe it? This classic print always has a way of resurfacing throughout the years. This trend is popping everywhere from the runway to your craft room. Here is a little background on the polka dot. Polka dot is a pattern consisting of an array of filled circles, generally equally sized and spaced relatively closely in relation to their diameters. This pattern can be seen in several different colors and sizes. Below are just a few crafts with Polka Dots in them. Have you created a craft lately that includes Polka Dots?
Organization is a skill that can be taught. For many people they often struggle to stay organized, and have a hard time finding necessary items in a timely manner. Well we here at Plaid have the prefect solution to solve this issue. These pretty stacking organizers can make organizing papers, easy and pleasing to the eye all at the same time. This craft is a fun way to keep your desk tidy! These stacking organizers were created by, Kirsten Jones.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Bright Baby Pink, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Pink, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Wicker White, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Licorice, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Gloss, 4 oz.
- Base-coat boxes with Wicker White, let dry.
- Paint small box Fresh Foliage, medium box with Bright Baby Pink and large with Pink. Let dry.
- Using box as a pattern, cut paper to fit on all four sides.
- Following general directions on Mod Podge bottle, apply paper to trays. Let dry.
- Paint bottom of each tray with Licorice. Let dry.
- Using liner brush and Wicker White add words to the inside bottom of each tray.
- Let dry, then seal with a coat of Mod Podge.
Happy Friday . It is the weekend and we here at Paint Me Plaid would like to give you a craft project to work on. In every home there is a rug, and usually most rugs aren’t very decorative. A door mat, or bathroom mat typically aren’t you most chic looking rugs. Well that can change very quickly with a stencil, and some Martha Stewart craft paint. Here is a great example of how you can spruce up a boring rug. We found this rug on a blog called, Living with Lindsay. To see how she made this click here. Have you ever used craft paint on a rug or other household item?
Thanks to everyone that entered our Apple Barrel giveaway. I hope this week you learned more about Plaid’s Apple Barrel brand. The prize up for grabs is, a 16 color Apple Barrel paint set.
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